Monday, April 25, 2016
Crossover Cover: Bothon
This issue of Amazing Stories includes Gerald S. Whitehead's "Bothon," a tale of Atlantis and reincarnation. R'lyeh, the sunken city from H.P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos tales, is mentioned. Bothon is originally from Whitehead's Gerald Canevin story "Scar-Tissue." The Canevin story "The Shut Room" has a crossover reference to William Hope Hodgson's Carnacki story "The Whistling Room," further cementing this story in the CU.
A write-up of Whitehead's story along with many other short stories, books, movies, TV shows, audio dramas, and comics, will be included in my forthcoming books Crossovers Expanded Vols. 1 and 2 from Meteor House, companion volumes to Crossovers: A Secret Chronology of the World Vols. 1 and 2 by Win Scott Eckert. Both sets of books, when read in conjunction, give one a true feel for the scope of the Crossover Universe, a term originally coined by Win. The books will debut at FarmerCon/PulpFest in Columbus, OH, on July 21-24, 2016. Win and I will be at the Meteor House booths signing and selling copies, and Keith Howell (cover artist for both volumes) and William Patrick Maynard (author of the foreword for Vol. 2; Win is providing Vol. 1's foreword) will be there and available to sign the books as well.